On the occasion of the premiere of The Late Nite Mash today, I wanted to thank Spencer and Niko, as well as the encouragement I got from the joining of the talents of Joey Altruda and W.O. Thompson via cyperspace.
Every idea starts with inspiration. I created the McVlog because of all the great Internet video being produced.
Here we profile Rocketboom, perhaps the online video leader. I caught up with host Joanne Colan and producer Andrew Michael Baron...in fact, I took them to the airport after the Podcasting and Portable Media Expo. I rushed them there in my hybrid, just in time to conduct the interview. It was a fun and interesting drive, and I discovered Joanne almost became the voice of a navigation system. She knows L.A., so I turned off the navigation and let her tell me where to go. Oh, and she did.
In the profile, I talk about Rocketboom, Joanne Colan and her title as "The Hottest Woman on the Planet", and the future of Rocketboom with Andrew. Of course, any story about Rocketboom would be incomplete without mentioning Amanda Congdon, who is now traveling across the United States in a Ford hybrid in Amanda Across America.
We are starting our own journey here. I am announcing the next step in this online world: "The Late Nite Mash".
“The Late Nite Mash” is “The Tonight Show” compressed and re-imagined for the Web. Three minutes a day, posted at noon in LA, the show is a happening; with interesting guests, new music, smart humor, and popular web videos, all presented with a hip after-hours sensibility. “The Late Nite Mash” has a community of viewer contributors submitting videos and music. The website, www.latenitemash.com, is a social network and a show in itself, but the daily “Late Nite Mash” show sets the standard with celebrities and discoveries.
The site www.latenitemash.com is up and running in beta (aren't we all?), and the show will be in previews soon. Join in, the party is getting started. Make a profile and say hello.
Also included in this McVlog package is the complete interview with Andrew and Joanne. Let it roll..it's after the promo.
Welcome to the McVlog, a video log by Dan McVicar. The McVlog is an opportunity for me to indulge my curiousity and bring profiles and interviews on subjects as diverse as politics, culture, nightlife, and, of course, tech culture.
The McVlog is produced by MagmaWave with Spencer Bainbridge and Niko Rantala.